Well I did an oil and oil filter change recently after having drained out the old oil through the sump plug. Old oil that came out from sump and oil filter was in total 3.1 liter.
I then followed the manuals instructions and filled her up with 3.35 litres of fresh oil. The oil level in the sightglass was now at upper level.
So I went for a few rides in the days following the oil change and the bike went super and no problems and the oil level
light performed as it has to and never came on whilst riding.
But now this morning I had the bike on the centrestand to oil my chain and by chance I decided to look at the oil level window
and saw no oil in the window at all. So I decided to top up the oil and it took exactly 500ml (half a litre) to bring the oil to the minimum
level mark in the oil level window. Adding another 500 ml then brought the oil level to the maximum level mark. In other words I have been running
my bike for approximately 700 kilometres with my oil level 500ml below the minimum level mark. As the total oil capacity of the XJR1300 is 4.2 litres
of oil that means I have been running her with 3.35 litres of oil which is a whole litre less then the maximum capacity.
Now my big question is would this have caused any damage? Remember the oil level light never came on so I tend to think that the 3.35 litres of oil that was in the bike
was probably enough to still run safely on without causing any damage.
I hope I am right but would appreciate input and opinions please.
Edited by FastFreddie, 05 April 2018 - 05:53 PM.